Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day fast approaches. Maybe you’re planning a fancy dinner at an upscale restaurant, buying lavish gifts for each other, or setting a reminder to get those flowers. But what every couple really needs this time of year is a great vacation.
Couples vacations are important in any relationship as a way to escape from the stresses of everyday life and enjoy bonding together. Even if you can’t get it together to travel for Valentine’s Day, we’ve come up with some of the best romantic getaways that you can start planning with your significant other—you both deserve it!
You don’t need to leave the US to feel like you are in another world all your own. Maui is the perfect romantic island retreat because it offers so much for couples to do without being too active and busy. You and your spouse will love walking hand in hand down the pristine beaches, seeing exotic wildlife in its natural habitat, golfing on the coast, and snorkeling among the sea turtles and tropical fish. Enjoy local dining on the shores and take in beautifully vibrant sunsets with a tropical drink or local brew in hand. Maui is a destination that will sweep you and your loved one off your feet.
Where to stay: Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club
While Aspen is a great destination year-round, it is especially cozy in the winter months to sit by the fire and watch the snowfall with your significant other. If you are a couple of ski bunnies, you’ll have endless opportunities to hit the slopes day and night and then retreat to the lodge for a hot beverage and tasty meal. The chilly weather also offers great opportunities to go see a live theater performance or a concert during one of the many local festivals, visit museums and art galleries, or simply just enjoy each other’s company fireside overlooking the mountains.
Where to stay: Ritz-Carlton Club, Aspen Highlands
Nothing says romance like rolling vineyards, cozy wine caverns, and intimate wineries. You and your spouse will love all there is to do and see in beautiful Napa Valley. Take a stroll through the vineyards, taste all the local wines, and indulge in the wonderful cuisine the area is well known for. Napa Valley is also renowned for its rich culture, so be sure to check out all of the local art galleries and museums to get in touch with your inner intellect. At the end of the day, you and your loved one will be smitten watching the sunset over the beautiful rolling hills as you look forward to another incredible day in Wine Country.
Where to stay: RiverPointe Napa Valley
It’s hard not to feel romantic when you’re surrounded by the vibrant desert and beautiful red rock formations in front of a stunning Arizona skyline. If you and your spouse love outdoor adventures, Sedona is the ideal couples vacation for you. Soak in all the natural beauty as you hike through the colorful landscape bursting with gorgeous cacti and other desert flora. Between the rugged desert landscape and the luxuries of the local resorts and restaurants, you have a perfectly balanced vacation. While you’re there, be sure to make the drive to the Grand Canyon for the ultimate breathtaking romantic experience.
Where to stay: Los Abrigado Resort and Spa
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